Safety climate refers to employees’ shared perceptions of an organization or group’s procedures, policies, and practices with regard to safety that are rewarded, supported, and expected from employees. Consistent with other types of climate, safety climate is not an individual-level perception, but rather one that is manifest in the way that individuals agree concerning what it means to be safe in their group or organization. Furthermore, safety climate can differ as it pertains to how individuals agree in terms of the organization’s support for safety versus the nature of that support within their group. Sometimes safety is an espoused value at one level, but not enacted at another level, thus creating the possibility of differences in how safety climate is experienced. Additionally, the strength of ...

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